March 5, 2019 (SACRAMENTO) – More than 100 undergraduate students and administrators from the Independent California College and University sector gathered at the Capitol to share why the Cal Grant award is integral to their higher education aspirations. Students also rallied in support of AICCU’s sponsored Cal Grant formula bill, AB 1307, to ensure equity […]

Jan. 7, 2019 (SACRAMENTO) – Kristen Soares, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities President, issued the following statement on the swearing in of Gavin Newsom as California’s governor. “On behalf of California’s independent, nonprofit colleges and universities, I wish to congratulate Gov. Gavin Newsom. AICCU looks forward to working with the new administration to […]

Los Angeles, California – Oct. 22, 2018 – The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) has named California State Assembly Member Jose Medina as the recipient of the 2018 Policymaker of the Year award. AICCU recognizes Assembly Member Medina for his continuous and bold support of students attending California’s independent, nonprofit colleges and universities […]

July 25, 2018 Aram Nadjarian Cell: 323-533-4523 E-mail: New California Community Colleges Agreement with Private Colleges and Universities Marks Major Expansion of Associate Degree for Transfer Program  Sacramento, CA — Under a new agreement signed today by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), California […]

California’s private colleges have plenty of room BY DEVORAH LIEBERMAN AND KRISTEN SOARES Special to The Bee  February 15, 2018 03:00 PM Updated February 17, 2018 06:08 PM California is facing a higher education crisis. By 2030, we will have a shortfall of 1.1 million college graduates, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. […]

January 10, 2018 On behalf of the 330,000 students attending the private, nonprofit colleges and universities, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) applauds Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-19, as released this morning. The proposal reflects his ongoing commitment to higher education access and affordability, by funding the Cal […]

Dear Members of the California Congressional Delegation: While simplifying the tax code is a worthwhile and important goal for our nation and economy, it should not be achieved at the expense of making it more difficult to obtain a college education or increasing the cost of education. On behalf of the Association of Independent California […]

We are deeply disappointed by the lack of leadership shown by the federal administration in refusing to continue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program protections.  We remain strongly committed in our support for all undocumented students, including those protected under this program. We encourage Congress to act quickly, in a bipartisan fashion, to pass […]

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